And, yes, as LawDog mentioned, I'm concerned that we're the ONLY ones in this discussion that have even mentioned that the OP needs to seek out his legal options. This is his whole career on the line. I understand that the knee jerk reaction is to say, "we have enough lawyers, we don't need rotten ones." But that's not our position to say. There's a lot of facts we simply don't know, specifically about the level of authorization the boss has permitted the OP. What some have advocated is the equivalent of telling a criminal, "Well, you've committed a crime. You're a bad person, and I would never do what you did. You don't deserve a defense, because there is simply no justification for theft." If you think this is an exaggerated analogy, here are a few lines from this ongoing discussion:
“… I don't want you as member of my profession. Lawyers already have a bad name and we don't need people like you making it worse…”
“you are a bad person. Bad people fake their own LORs and forge people's name. Yep.”
“Honestly, if I knew who you were I'd contact the schools that admitted you. Be thankful for that.”
“… you deserve to have your admissions rescinded…and if LSAC had never called your boss, you would feel no remorse.
“…there is NO justification for what you did. None.”
Thanks for snipping all my quotes! Now here's one by you:
"I understand that the knee jerk reaction is to say, "we have enough lawyers, we don't need rotten ones." But that's not our position to say."
YES, IT IS OUR POSITION.
What do you not understand about that? The legal profession is self-regulating. We are the ones that will decide the rules of conduct that apply to our profession. It is
our "position" to say "we don't need rotten" lawyers.
The people in law school now -us- will be the ones that sit on benches and committees that will write and interpret rules of professional conduct. Not some separate body of non-lawyers but the legal profession itself.
As lawyers to be we have every right to advocate on behalf of a better profession. A profession without people like nola.